From the earliest days of Hollywood, actors have enjoyed roles exploring the darker side of humanity. From Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of the cannibalistic Hannibal Lecter to the building-sized, campy Godzilla or Glenn Close boiling a pet rabbit in the kitchen of her married former lover, movie-goers have been frightened and delighted by the monsters, vampires and villains on film.
Here's a look at some of the most memorable actors and actress who took on these roles who have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. If you do not see the person you are looking for below please search our complete list of the stars on the Walk of Fame. And, if you haven’t yet, check out The Times virtual tour of the stars.